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BOGO, with LOVE

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1Val·en·tine’s Day noun ˈva-lən-tīns dāˈ

: February 14th

: the love holiday: a day marked by the exchange of valentines cards, flowers, other gifts and symbols of affection

Examples of Valentine’s Day:

My sweetheart makes a special breakfast using Isernio’s Sausage every Valentine’s Day.

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Valentine’s Day has always been a time of gifts, good dining, and showering your loved ones with affection.  But we think the simplest things, like time together over breakfast, can bring the most happiness in life.  That’s why we are offering one free chicken sausage roll with every chicken sausage roll purchase through Friday, February 21st. Follow this link to print your coupon: THIS LINK HAS EXPIRED

Our chicken sausage rolls can be found at these retailers: Fred Meyer, Safeway, Albertsons,
QFC, Winco, Haggen, Top Foods, Amazon Fresh, and military Commissaries across the US.

For a complete list of retailers that carry Isernio’s Sausage and to find a retailer near you, go to https://www.isernio.com/About/WhereToBuy.aspx.

From your friends at Isernio’s, Happy Valentine’s Day!

BOGO, with LOVE

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1Val·en·tine’s Day noun \ˈva-lən-tīns dāˈ\

: February 14th

: the love holiday: a day marked by the exchange of valentines cards, flowers, other gifts and symbols of affection

Examples of Valentine’s Day:

My sweetheart makes a special breakfast using Isernio’s Sausage every Valentine’s Day.

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Valentine’s Day has always been a time of gifts, good dining, and showering your loved ones with affection.  But we think the simplest things, like time together over breakfast, can bring the most happiness in life.  That’s why we are offering one free chicken sausage roll with every chicken sausage roll purchase through Friday, February 21st. Follow this link to print your coupon: THIS LINK HAS EXPIRED

Our chicken sausage rolls can be found at these retailers: Fred Meyer, Safeway, Albertsons,
QFC, Winco, Haggen, Top Foods, Amazon Fresh, and military Commissaries across the US.

For a complete list of retailers that carry Isernio’s Sausage and to find a retailer near you, go to https://www.isernio.com/About/WhereToBuy.aspx.

From your friends at Isernio’s, Happy Valentine’s Day!

Super Bowl Sunday: Winning Recipes for the 12th Man

 

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Here at Isernio’s HQ in Seattle, we are proud fans of the Seattle Seahawks as they prepare for their second Super Bowl appearance. (image source: http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/images/photos/001/347/800/56646574_crop_650x440.jpg?1315533030)

Getting your snack on during game day doesn’t have to bankrupt your resolution to live and eat healthfully this Super Bowl Sunday. Here is a list of recipes to fuel the 12th man during Super Bowl XLVIII:

 

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Poblano Chicken Sausage Chili

This perfect chili, adapted from a Cooking Light recipe, comes from our friend Kath Dedon of In the Kitchen with Kath. Garnish this tasty dish with sour cream or serve as a dip with tortilla chips.

 http://kathdedon.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/poblano-chicken-sausage-chili/

 

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Grilled Sausage and Peppers Sliders

These bite-size sandwiches are easy to prepare and they make the perfect game day food, allowing you to keep a free hand for high-fives.  This recipe from Real Simple takes approximately 25 minutes to make, and the preparation of the patties can be done the day before. 

http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/sausage-sliders-spinach-peppers-00000000006801/

(image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/93199613@N00/3926797509/)

 

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Margherita Isernio’s Sausage Meatballs

“Show me a football party without … meatballs and I’ll show you an invitation to a better party,” Rebecca Orchant, Huffington Post.

Using our chicken or pork sausage, these meatballs can be served by themselves as appetizers. Try simmering them in your favorite tomato sauce for at least a half hour to infuse the sauce with flavor from the meatballs.

https://www.isernio.com/Recipes/Margheritaiserniossausagemeatballs.aspx

 

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Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Isernio’s Hot Italian Chicken Sausage

This recipe, from our friend @Missionfitchick, combines fresh and flavorful ingredients that make indulging healthy.

http://instagram.com/p/hSTpW2wAQ7/

 

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Caprese & Italian Chicken Sausage Rosemary Skewers

We took the Caprese Rosemary Skewers recipe from Karista’s Kitchen (http://karistaskitchen.com/2013/06/25/caprese-rosemary-skewers/) and added our own spin to it by using Italian Chicken sausage! This is a fun and simple to make antipasto that will make a fantastic addition to this year’s Super Bowl party!

http://blog.isernio.com/blog/bid/302230/Caprese-Italian-Chicken-Sausage-Rosemary-Skewers

 

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Piggies en Croute

No game day is complete without sausage in puff pastry. This recipe comes from Top Chef contestant and former chef/owner of Crave, Robin Leventhal.  It’s a fancy twist on “Pigs in a Blanket.” Enjoy!

http://blog.isernio.com/blog/?Tag=Pigs+in+a+Blanket

 

“Like” us on FACEBOOK! to see more “FAN-tastic” recipes and get your coupon for $1.00 off Isernio’s Chicken Sausage Rolls TODAY!

Isernio’s All-Natural Ground Chicken Now Available at Safeway Stores in Washington and Oregon

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We are thrilled to announce that Safeway stores in Washington and Oregon are now carrying Isernio’s all-natural, extra lean ground chicken. Our premium ground chicken is made from whole-muscle, skinless chicken, with no additives or preservatives. In other words, there is no mysterious meat.

Ground chicken is a great-tasting, low-fat, and versatile source of protein that can be prepared quickly and in a variety of dishes. Use it as an alternative to ground beef, pork or turkey in your favorite recipes, without sacrificing any flavor. Ground chicken can be used in soups, chili, meatloaf, lettuce wraps, meatballs, casseroles, calzones, burgers, stir fry, tacos, pasta dishes, pizzas and flatbreads, omelets, a wide array of appetizers and more.

With the transition into the New Year along with resolutions to eat healthfully, our extra lean ground chicken is a nutritious option to keep on your grocery list. Having only 140 calories per
serving and 22 grams of protein, many enjoy this ground chicken to create delicious, healthy meals for the family or to refuel after a workout. In an effort to help you and your family save time while eating healthy, we have compiled a list of recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less.

Pizza with Ground Chicken, Mushrooms, Spinach and Tomatoes

This healthy homemade recipe combines fresh ingredients to yield a gooey delicious pizza that is both lower in calories and fat than your food service pizza.

Posted by Cooking with Kary, we found this recipe at http://cookingwithkary.blogspot.com/2011/04/pizza-with-ground-chicken-mushrooms.html

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Ground Chicken Tacos with Creamy Salsa

Requiring 25 minutes or less to create, this tasty recipe will is a family favorite on busy weeknights. We found this recipe, written by Sunny Anderson, on the FoodNetwork.com website.

Follow this link for the recipe:  http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sunny-anderson/ground-chicken-tacos-with-creamy-salsa-recipe/index.html

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Grilled Chicken Burgers

“A nice break from typical hamburgers and much healthier for you. These chicken burgers are flavorful, fairly simple to make, and quite delicious.”

We found this recipe, written by Teri,
at http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Grilled-Chicken-Burgers/Detail.aspx?evt19=1.

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Thai Basil Chicken Stir Fry

This savory dish can be served all year round. Created by our friend @MissionFitChick (http://instagram.com/missionfitchick), this delicious and gourmet dish that can be created in less than 25 minutes.

Follow this link for the recipe: http://bit.ly/KnLY88

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Chicken Meatballs and Spaghetti

This recipe by RealCookingDiva is a healthy and classic family favorite. These chicken meatballs are so delicious; they can be used in soups, sandwiches or over rice.

Follow this link for the recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chicken-Meatballs-and-Spaghetti/Detail.aspx?evt19=1

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Mu Shu Chicken Patties with Seared Napa Cabbage

We found this recipe from Everyday with Rachael Ray on the Yummly.com website.

Follow this link for the recipe: http://www.yummly.com/recipe/Mu-shu-chicken-patties-with-seared-napa-cabbage-349030?columns=6&position=2/69

 

Dan Dan Mien (Noodle)

This hearty bowl of Sichuan spicy noodles is great for wintertime dining.

We found this recipe by Angie Tee on her website http://www.seasaltwithfood.com

Follow this link for the recipe: http://www.seasaltwithfood.com/2011/01/dan-dan-mien-noodle-recipe.html

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5-Ingredient Easy Chili

This recipe is easy and requires only 5 ingredients and 25 minutes to prepare. Use 1lb. of Isernio’s all-natural extra lean ground chicken in place of ground beef/turkey.

We found this recipe by Ali at www.gimmesomeoven.com

Follow this link for the recipe: http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/5-ingredient-easy-chili-recipe/

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Thai Basil Chicken Stir Fry with Isernio’s All-Natural, Extra Lean Ground Chicken

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Ground chicken is a great-tasting, low-fat, and versatile source of protein that can be prepared quickly and in a variety of dishes. With the busy schedules being juggled in today’s modern world, there is a need for meals that are both wholesome and easy to prepare. This recipe, created by our friend @MissionFitChick (http://instagram.com/missionfitchick), is a delicious and gourmet dish that can be created in less than 25 minutes.

Remember that post in which we provided you with quick recipes to keep you and your family our of the dreaded drive-thru? Add this to your list!

@MissionFitChick’s Thai Basil Chicken Stir Fry

Ingredients:

      1lb Isernio’s ground chicken

½ chopped onion

2-3 sprigs of thai basil

½ red bell pepper

6 minced garlic cloves

1 c sliced mushrooms

1-2 tbsp fish sauce

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 pinch coconut sugar

1 tsp olive oil 

Directions:

Stir fry ingredients in wok or nonstick skillet until chicken is cooked and veggies are
tender.

FRANK ISERNIO HONORED WITH THE 2013 ANGELO PELLEGRINI AWARD

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(Angelo M. Pellegrini pictured above)

The Angelo Pellegrini Foundation has announced that Frank Isernio will be the recipient of the 2013 Angelo Pellegrini Award, which is presented annually to an awardee who is distinguished by long and dedicated service to the ideals espoused by author and Italian food and wine evangelist Angelo Pellegrini.   Pellegrini is revered by culinary industry professionals, including Alice Waters, Ruth Reichl and Mario Batali – who wrote the forward to the recent re-publication of Pellegrini’s book The Unprejudiced Palate – as having a lasting and guiding influence on their careers.

The annual award ceremony honoring Frank Isernio will take place on Friday, October 25th at The Canal in Seattle, and will consist of a festive dinner celebrating what Pellegrini called “The Good Life:”  Fine food, wine, community and the culture of the table.  The event’s
seasonal, multi-course menu will be created by Armandino Batali (2007 Pellegrini awardee), owner of Salumi in Seattle, and Roy Breiman, culinary director of the Copperleaf Restaurant in Normandy Park’s boutique hotel Cedarbrook Lodge.

From the words of a Pellegrini family member, “This award exists for, and because of people like Frank, and all they’ve done and continue to do for our community here in Seattle.”

Each year, a committee composed of members of the Pellegrini family and of previous winners of the award chooses a person who has contributed significantly and over the long term to the life and well-being of the people of the Pacific Northwest in one or more of the following areas:

  • Agriculture—encouraging local food production, with
    an emphasis on freshness, seasonality and organic practices.
  • Viticulture—promoting high standards for the
    growth and vinification of fine grape varieties as well as encouraging home
    grape growers and winemakers.
  • Culinary—campaigning for the service of appetizing
    and nourishing food both on restaurant and family tables, through education as
    well as example.
  • Literary—furthering all the above goals through
    writing, publishing, film, and new media alike.

 ABOUT ANGELO PELLEGRINI AND THE FOUNDATION

Angelo Pellegrini (1904 – 1991) was an author of books about the pleasures of growing and making your own food and wine, and about the Italian immigrant experience. He was also a professor of English Literature at the University of Washington. Pellegrini’s family emigrated from Tuscany to McCleary, Washington in 1913 where his father worked for the railroad. 

The Angelo Pellegrini Foundation is a non-profit organization created to propagate the pioneering ideas of Angelo Pellegrini, who preached the virtues of good food, good wine, and good company.

For more information on Angelo Pellegrini and the Pellegrini
Foundation, visit http://pellegrinifoundation.org

For more information on the celebration dinner on October 25,
please visit http://pellegrinifoundation.org/come-celebrate/

 

Pasta Primavera with Isernio’s Hot Italian Chicken Sausage

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Pasta Primavera is a dish which consists of pasta and sautéed vegetables. Pasta Primavera may contain almost any kind of crisp, fresh vegetables and often times include a meat. Although its name translated to English means “Spring Pasta,” this savory dish is enjoyed by many throughout the year. 

Here is a recipe for Pasta Primavera from our friend and fan, Charlotte R. of Bremerton, WA:

Ingredients:

1 lb Isernio’s hot Italian chicken sausage (also tastes great with these substitutes: Isernio’s mild Italian chicken sausage or chicken basil and sun dried tomato sausage)
6 oz rotini pasta, cooked and drained
1 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup mixed summer squash, large dice
¾ cup sweet onion, large dice
½ cup sun dried, julienne cut, tomatoes in olive oil, drained
¼ cup sliced Kalamata Olives
2 tsp. red pepper flakes
½ tsp. kosher salt
¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
¼ cup chiffonade cut fresh basil

Let’s Cook!

Bring a skillet of water large enough to immerse the sausages, to a boil.  Lower uncooked sausages into boiling water, place the lid on and immediately turn heat off.  Let sausages sit in the hot water for approximately 7 minutes. Then, brown the links in a pan with 2 teaspoons of olive oil, over medium heat. When the links have been browned and are fully cooked, remove from heat and set aside.

Heat cast iron skillet to Medium with olive oil.  Once oil is hot, add minced garlic.  Cook until light golden in color.  Turn up heat 1 notch, add onion, sun dried tomatoes, summer squash, and olives.  Toss in hot pan until starting to soften and cook.  Add in cooked sausage and pasta, toss to heat through and mix. 

Place basil and cheeses on top and serve immediately

 

 

Isernio’s Chicken Basil Sun Dried Tomato Sausage Now Available at QFC

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We are excited to announce that Isernio’s Chicken Basil Sun Dried Tomato sausage links are back!

Made with all-natural chicken thigh meat, sun dried tomatoes, basil and other natural spices and flavors, our Chicken Basil Sun Dried Tomato sausage will make a lean (95/5) and flavorful addition to your family’s menu.

These links are now available at select Quality Food Centers so pick up your package today!

Chicken Basil & Sun Dried Tomato links are great for sandwiches, pizzas, or try them in any of these recipes:

https://www.isernio.com/Recipes/Sausskewers.aspx

https://www.isernio.com/Recipes/GrilledSausVeg.aspx

https://www.isernio.com/Recipes/GrilledSausSand.aspx

Caprese & Italian Chicken Sausage Rosemary Skewers

 

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This afternoon in the test kitchen we tested a new recipe – Caprese & Italian Chicken Sausage Rosemary Skewers. We took the Caprese Rosemary Skewers recipe from Karista’s Kitchen (http://karistaskitchen.com/2013/06/25/caprese-rosemary-skewers/) and added our own spin to it by using Italian Chicken sausage! This is a fun and simple to make antipasto that will make a fantastic addition to this year’s Fourth of July!

Ingredients

Cherry Tomatoes, Small Mozzarella Balls, Rosemary Sprigs (the older the sturdier), Basil Leaves (torn into pieces), Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Sea Salt and Ground Pepper

Let’s Cook!

Bring a skillet of water large enough to immerse the sausages, to a boil. Lower uncooked sausages into boiling water, place the lid on and immediately turn heat off. Let sausages sit in the hot water for approximately 7 minutes. Then, brown the links in a pan with 2 teaspoons of olive oil, over medium heat. When the links have been browned and are fully cooked, remove from heat and place the links over ice (approximately 15 minutes until cool)

While the links cool, remove the needles from the rosemary stalks, leaving the needles at the top end for decoration.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, mix one tablespoon of olive oil with two teaspoons of balsamic vinegar. Then, gently toss the cherry tomatoes, basil, mozzarella balls and Italian Chicken sausage in this mixture.

Using the rosemary stalks as skewers, add the cherry tomatoes, basil, mozzarella balls and Italian Chicken sausage, alternating these ingredients to make a beautiful skewer. When finished, sprinkle the skewers with a little sea salt and pepper.